LGBT Community Considers 2016 Ballot Initiative (video)

LGBT Community Considers 2016 Ballot Initiative (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 8, 2015) Ann Arbor, MI – In Michigan it is illegal to discriminate against people based on factors such as race, religion, age and disability. However, discrimination continues against people in the LGBT community because it is legal to do so. In Michigan people…

Sheriff’s Dept. and Police Return Military Items to the Feds

Sheriff’s Dept. and Local Police Agencies Return Military Items to the Feds (C. Proxmire, Dec. 3, 2015) Pontiac, MI – Across the county, local law enforcement agencies are turning in their armored vehicles, grenade launchers, bayonets, high caliber rifles and other items that are now prohibited or controlled as acquisitions from Federal agencies due to…

Craft Show Shows Clawson’s Creative Side

Craft Show Shows Clawson’s Creative Side (C. Proxmire, Nov. 21, 2015) It’s been a couple years since that fateful day when Heidi Pettey’s toe ring broke.  The seemingly everyday kind of problem was the start of something good for the Madison Heights mom.  “I decided to fix it myself,” she said. In learning how to…

Clerk Launches Alert System for Property Owners to Help Prevent Fraud

Clerk Launches Alert System for Property Owners to Help Prevent Fraud (Oakland County Clerk Press Release, Nov. 7, 2015) Oakland County has launched its new Property Record Notification system to enhance its Super Index, simplifying property record searches and allowing activity notifications for residents, professionals and law enforcement. “We’ve taken our Super Index, a property…

League of Women Voters Michigan Discusses Redistricting

League of Women Voters Michigan Discusses Redistricting (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 6, 2015) “The problem,” said Michigan League of Women Voters of Michigan President Judy Karandjeff, “Is the politicians are drawing their own voting maps to manipulate elections and keep themselves and their party in power.” Karandjeff spoke to over 50 people at a recent…

Oakland County Community Resource Day Nov 18

Oakland County Community Resource Day Nov 18 (EVENT page) COMMUNITY RESOURCE DAY – November 18, 2015 A free event with 30+ community resources & services at the Genesis Church, 309 N. Main Street, Royal Oak, MI from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Community resource day.jpg For more event listings go to http://oaklandcounty115.com/events/ Want to be on our…

2015 Election Results

2015 Election Results (oc115 Staff, Nov. 3, 2015) Election Results will be updated as they become available.  The results listed below come from the Oakland County Clerk’s Office, and are unofficial until verified.  For more detailed info on any of the races go to the Oakland County Clerk’s Election page at https://www.oakgov.com/clerkrod/elections. Auburn Hills In…

Election Day! Share Your Stickers and Poll Worker Pictures!

Election Day! Share Your Stickers and Poll Worker Pictures! (Compiled, with much thanks to Cheryl Weiss, Nov. 3, 2015) Election Day is one of our favorite holidays!  Let’s spread the Election Day spirit by sharing pictures of poll workers and folks with “I voted” stickers. For the best oc115 Election Stories go to http://oaklandcounty115.com/2015/11/02/2015-election-stories/. Check…

2015 Election Stories

2015 Election Stories (Compiled, Nov. 2, 2015) Nov. 3 is Election Day and several cities have local elections and ballot issues.  The Oakland County 115 News Hub does not endorse any candidates, and we respect everyone who puts themselves out there to take on the challenge of local governance.  This year we tried something new…